‘Something smells in Democratic Party’: Des Moines Register calls for caucus audit

In a scathing editorial Thursday, The Des Moines Register said that Monday’s caucus shenanigans is indicative that “something smells in the Democratic Party.”

The Register called for an audit of the results given the paper-thin difference in the vote count, the missing delegates, and the 64-to-one odds of all six coin flips in precincts having the same results in favor of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“What happened Monday night at the Democratic caucuses was a debacle, period. Democracy, particularly at the local party level, can be slow, messy and obscure. But the refusal to undergo scrutiny or allow for an appeal reeks of autocracy,” the editorial read.

“The Iowa Democratic Party must act quickly to assure the accuracy of the caucus results, beyond a shadow of a doubt.”

Stacking the deck in favor of Clinton has been a complaint lodged at the party apparatus from the get-go.

The Register called upon the Iowa Democratic Party to: “Work with all the campaigns to audit results. Break silly party tradition and release the raw vote totals. Provide a list of each precinct coin flip and its outcome, as well as other information sought by the Register. Be transparent.”

The editorial placed the ball firmly in the court of Dr. Andrea McGuire, chairwoman of the Iowa Democratic party.

She’s stubbornly digging in her heels and refusing to disclose the raw data from Monday’s debacle.

She’s also — just like the party’s national chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz — a Clinton supporter, and reportedly has the vanity plate “HRC-2016” on her Buick, according to The Daily Caller, which reported:

Dr. Andrea “Andy” McGuire has shot down calls to review vote tallies from Monday’s contest despite Clinton’s razor-thin win over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The former secretary of state squeaked by the democratic socialist, hauling in 49.9 percent of state delegate equivalents versus Sanders’ 49.6 percent.

 

Another odd thing occurred at Monday’s caucus. Clinton gave a victory speech — before Sanders made a concession speech and before all the votes had been tallied. It was almost as though she knew the fix was in.

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